Exotic Shorthair Cat Breeders in Connecticut

When looking for Exotic Shorthair Cat breeders in Connecticut, it is important to find an ethical, registered cattery who specializes in the breed and understands their personality traits and how best to care for them. We highly recommend finding a breeder in your area. A local Exotic Shorthair Cat breeder will ask questions about your household makeup, location and other key questions to help find you the right fit. You'll get to ask them questions, too - see our FAQs at the bottom of this page for what to ask.

Here at Cat Kingpin, we have done the research for you so you can find the most reputable Exotic Shorthair Cat catteries in Connecticut and start the journey towards getting your new kitten. Below is our complete list of Exotic Shorthair Cat breeders in Connecticut with kittens for sale, first as a summary then with additional details:

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Breeder Name City Website
Vigo Cattery Derby VigoCats.com
Von Becher Exotics Farmington VonBecherExotics.com
Whisconier Cattery Brookfield ExoticShorthairPersians.net

Vigo Cattery

Has this breeder been Cat Kingpin Certified? No See our Certified Breeder Agreement

From the breeder:

We started raising Persian and Exotics shorthairs Cats about 10 years ago. We also Showing Our cats in CFA and TICA. We have several Grand champions and Supreme champions. Our breeding programs includes Bi-Color and Solid Colors Persians and Exotic’s . Our kittens come in all colors, Red, Blue, Black, Tortoiseshell, Patched Tabby, Brown Tabby, with many more colors.

Quick Info:
  • Location: Derby, Connecticut
  • Associations: TICA,CFA
  • Website: VigoCats.com

Von Becher Exotics

Has this breeder been Cat Kingpin Certified? No See our Certified Breeder Agreement

From the breeder:

At Von Becher Exotics, we specialize in the breeding of healthy ESH (Exotic Shorthair) cats that have extreme (rare) coat colors and patterns, as well as unique, and extreme (rare) eye color. Our kittens not only make incredible pets, but are visually breathtaking, and we believe that sets us apart from other breeders. Our kittens are pretty spectacular, and we think you will agree!

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Whisconier Cattery

Has this breeder been Cat Kingpin Certified? No See our Certified Breeder Agreement

From the breeder:

Whisconier Cattery continues to be a small, closed CFA reg. cattery started approximately 25 years ago as a mother/daughter project. Over the years we have enjoyed meeting many new folks, some of whom have become our lifelong friends. We are hobby breeders, not a business. After taking a 4 year hiatus from breeding we now have a new, challenging focus on the Exotic Shorthair Persians. We produce only a couple of litters per year. Striving to produce the rare, odd-eyed exotic shorthair Persians in addition to bicolors, vans, tabbies, calicos.

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Not finding what you need?

Catteries are typically family-run, and sometimes there just aren't enough options near you. If our listed options for Exotic Shorthair Cats in Connecticut weren't enough, consider try considering another breed, a nearby state for this Exotic Shorthair Cats, or asking our Facebook group!

What are Exotic Shorthair Cats like?

The Exotic Shorthair, is known for its wide-eyed, sweet expression. Weighing between 6-13 pounds and up to 19 inches in length, they are mid-sized, slender cats (although their fluffy coats may lead you to think they’re larger than they actually are). Their coats are thick and plush, like their Persian ancestors, but short (hence the name). Registered Exotic Shorthair breeders will have kittens for sale with a slew of colors including: white, cream, lilac, red, blue, chocolate or black.

Exotic Shorthairs are known to be mellow and cuddly cats. They are one of the most popular cats due to their adaptability; they can thrive in apartments and around children. They don’t typically enjoy being carried around but will surely sit in your lap.

FAQs when considering Exotic Shorthair Cats

How much do Exotic Shorthair Cats cost in Connecticut?

As a sought-after breed, Exotic Shorthair Cats for sale in Connecticut cost between $800 and $2,200. A cat’s price is based on its pedigree, coat quality, age, health and vaccination history. If an Exotic Shorthair Cat’s parents are show-winning, they can be even more expensive.

What is the lifespan of an Exotic Shorthair cat?

The average lifespan of an Exotic Shorthair cat is 12-15 years. With proper care and nutrition, they can live even longer.

What should I ask to choose the right Exotic Shorthair Cat breeder?

While there are many people in Connecticut who claim to be ethical Exotic Shorthair Cat breeders, not all hold a standard that you can feel great about. Asking some relevant questions about their philosophy will ensure you avoid Exotic Shorthair Cat breeders that do this only for financial gain, not having the interests of the cats or you in mind. Make sure you ask about:

  • Health history of the parents and vaccinations. They should have their first vaccinations by the time they're adopted.
  • Whether they've bred their Exotic Shorthair Cats with other breeds (they should disclose this and it would make it not a purebred lien.
  • Have the socialized the kitten among other kittens?
  • Do they belong to a Connecticut Exotic Shorthair Cat breed club? You can ask for references from the club.

Why does it matter if I buy from a registered Exotic Shorthair Cat breeder?

When you buy from a registered Exotic Shorthair Cat breeder (with either their local Exotic Shorthair Cat club, governing body, or TICA/CFA), that ensures that a standard of care and expertise is enforced. You can ask them about a wide range of topics such as the Exotic Shorthair Cat’s genealogy, the right kitten for you, common health problems with Exotic Shorthair Cats to look out for. We offer additional registration through our Cat Kingpin Certified program as well, although it's not a replacement for other registrations.

Michael Steele

List Author: Michael Steele

I have had two interests since I was very young… the Internet and cats. I grew up with two lovely cats in my family, Midnight and Chloe. But when I started looking for a cat as an adult, I realized how few reliable resources there are for finding ethical breeders. So I combined my Internet skills and cat knowledge to create Cat Kingpin, the #1 resource for cat breeders online. Have a question or suggestion for my list? You can reach me here.